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Alberta Politics: The election of Jeremy Corbyn to lead Labour is proof that, sometimes, hope triumphs over fear mongering

PHOTOS: Jeremy Corbyn on Sept. 5, campaigning in Margate. (Photo by Chris Beckett.) Below: A young Mr. Corbyn, always true to his principles; the catastrophic Margaret Thatcher; 1970s Labour prime minister Harold Wilson; NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair. If you’re one of those who imagines Alberta has embarked on a “dangerous experiment” by electing the moderately . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: The election of Jeremy Corbyn to lead Labour is proof that, sometimes, hope triumphs over fear mongering

Politics and its Discontents: This Is What Real Protest Looks Like

All Canadians could learn a lot from the Brits: London, United Kingdom – Activists and trade union leaders have called for a general strike and a mass campaign of civil disobedience to bring down the country’s new right-wing government as hundreds of thousands took to the streets of London and other cities to protest against . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: This Is What Real Protest Looks Like

Politics and its Discontents: A Sign I Would Live To See In Canada

This is how a politically disgruntled Brit is dealing with his frustration over the Tories.

Anyone in Canada up for a little creative protest? Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Must Be His Eton Background

In the lead-up the May 7 British election, Prime Minister David Cameron, I guess, thought it was time to masquerade as ‘one of the people.’ He was photographed at a barbecue eating a hot dog:

His mode of consumption elicited a flurry of responses from some Twitter wags: Hahhaa, David Cameron eating a hot . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Must Be His Eton Background

Parchment in the Fire: Mark Blyth: The Return Of Class Politics In The UK

Mark Blyth: The Return Of Class Politics In The UK.

For David Cameron, cutting spending in a highly unequal society works because it doesn’t affect those who matter to him. This used to be called class politics.

The prime minister’s speech at the lord mayor’s banquet last year was notable in part because . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: Mark Blyth: The Return Of Class Politics In The UK

Parchment in the Fire: Our favourite Miliband | Red Pepper

Our favourite Miliband | Red Pepper.

Our favourite Miliband Hilary Wainwright reveals which Miliband caught her fancy August 2010

 

I’d better come clean. For some time now I’ve been a closet Milibandite. No, not the renegade Westminster branch of the tendency. It was the late Ralph Miliband, father of current Labour leadership contenders David . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: Our favourite Miliband | Red Pepper

Parchment in the Fire: A conservatism is spreading that the Tories can’t fathom | John Harris | Comment is free | The Guardian

A conservatism is spreading that the Tories can’t fathom | John Harris | Comment is free | The Guardian.

A month or so ago, when the public’s opposition to any intervention in Syria was revealed, the stock explanation of their views was pretty simple – boiling down to Iraq, the unhinged premiership of Tony Blair, . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: A conservatism is spreading that the Tories can’t fathom | John Harris | Comment is free | The Guardian

Politics and its Discontents: Appeasement at the BBC

Whenever I travel, especially when a Canadian television station is not available, I tend to tune into the BBC, which generally practises the kind of hard-hitting journalism that the CBC was once known for, before embarking upon a policy of trying to appease the right-wing. Sadly, that virus of appeasement now seems to have been . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Appeasement at the BBC

The Ranting Canadian: Brian Mulroney is going to be part of Canada’s official…

Brian Mulroney is going to be part of Canada’s official gaggle of groupies at Maggie Thatcher’s Bukkake party on April 17, 2013 in London, England.

Yes, that Mulroney; the disgraced former prime minister who took bribes, defrauded Canadians of millions of dollars, cheated on his taxes and resigned under a . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Brian Mulroney is going to be part of Canada’s official…

The Ranting Canadian: Alright, this is my last anti-Thatcher post of the night. Whew,…

Alright, this is my last anti-Thatcher post of the night. Whew, there sure are a lot of anti-Thatcher songs and videos out there, and I have only posted a fraction of them.

This song isn’t subtle at all. It gets straight to the point. It’s “Maggie” by the Edinburgh, Scotland punk band The Exploited . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Alright, this is my last anti-Thatcher post of the night. Whew,…

The Ranting Canadian: This song against the recently deceased former British prime…

This song against the recently deceased former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher is “Oxford Lady” by the Manchester-based post-punk/New Wave band The Brigade. Lyrically, it’s a bit more subtle than most of the anti-Thatcher songs I posted, but that just means you have to listen a bit more closely.

As a bonus, here’s . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: This song against the recently deceased former British prime…

The Ranting Canadian: Here’s another non-music video about the horrid Margaret…

Here’s another non-music video about the horrid Margaret Thatcher. It’s a comedy sketch from the satirical puppet show Spitting Image. The premise is that Adolf Hitler didn’t really die at the end of World War II, and instead became Thatcher’s next door neighbour.

Enjoy.

The Ranting Canadian: This anti-Thatcher song is “We Rule OK” by the…

This anti-Thatcher song is “We Rule OK” by the working-class Oi! band The Last Resort. Some right-wingers try to claim this band as one of their own, but that is not accurate. The Last Resort are patriotic and pro-working class, not Conservatives or fascists. Here are the lyrics.

We Rule OK

The government policies . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: This anti-Thatcher song is “We Rule OK” by the…

The Ranting Canadian: http://www.reverbnation.com/attilathestockbroker/song/10941659-maggots-1-maggie-0-band-version

http://www.reverbnation.com/attilathestockbroker/song/10941659-maggots-1-maggie-0-band-version:

With this anti-Thatcher song, I was unable to find a video that played properly on my computer. I couldn’t resist posting a link to the audio file, because it’s my favourite song about Margaret Thatcher. After you click on the link, you’ll have to press “play” at the bottom of the screen.

“Maggots 1 . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: http://www.reverbnation.com/attilathestockbroker/song/10941659-maggots-1-maggie-0-band-version

The Ranting Canadian: Faces of Evil This one isn’t a music video; it is chilling…

Faces of Evil

This one isn’t a music video; it is chilling old footage of Margaret Thatcher having afternoon tea with her close personal friend and political ally Augusto Pinochet, the murderous quasi-fascist dictator of Chile who overthrew a democratically elected government in a bloody coup.

Thatcher was an evil, evil, dirty politician, . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Faces of Evil
This one isn’t a music video; it is chilling…

The Ranting Canadian: My online anti-Thatcher celebration continues with a dancehall…

My online anti-Thatcher celebration continues with a dancehall reggae number by Macka B called “Get Rid of Maggie”.

Love her or hate her, one must agree that Baroness Thatcher was a horrible person who caused a lot of harm to the world. Her policies damaged her country and ruined many lives. If there is . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: My online anti-Thatcher celebration continues with a dancehall…

The Ranting Canadian: Thatcher, out. A few decades too late, but better late than…

Thatcher, out.

A few decades too late, but better late than never.

This music video is a catchy ditty by the South London punk/soul band The Larks. The song is “Maggie Maggie Maggie (Out Out Out)”.

The Ranting Canadian: What a wonderful day! Maggie Fucking Thatcher is finally dead,…

What a wonderful day! Maggie Fucking Thatcher is finally dead, dead dead! I heard the news while getting ready for work this morning, and I was in a good mood all day!

I have bookmarked a bunch of anti-Thatcher videos just for this occasion. I will start off with the classic Elvis Costello song . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: What a wonderful day! Maggie Fucking Thatcher is finally dead,…

The Ranting Canadian: Wife of Bank of England governor turns herself into a guillotine-magnet

Wife of Bank of England governor turns herself into a guillotine-magnet:

Diana Carney – wife of the new Bank of England governor (and former Bank of Canada head) – had a Mary Antoinette moment on March 25, 2013 when she whined on Twitter that she and her husband were having trouble finding suitable . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Wife of Bank of England governor turns herself into a guillotine-magnet